California lawmakers must pass SB-357 to repeal penal code 653.22, a harmful law that hurts some of the state's most marginalized community members.
"I would first emphasize that people who do sex work, as with most other jobs, come from varied backgrounds and identities. There are sex workers of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexualities, genders, religions, education levels, and incomes. There is also a great diversity in the types of labor sex workers engage in."
The Covid-19 Pandemic Endangers Sex Worker Health and Safety, Underscoring Need for Structural Reforms
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected people across all walks of life, among them sex workers. In this essay based on their SSRC-funded research, Denton Callander, Étienne Meunier, and Mariah Grant examine how the pandemic has impacted sex workers in the United States, analyzing the role stigma plays in heightening the health, social, and economic threats posed by the pandemic.
Human Trafficking Search“someone can be a sex worker and a survivor of trafficking,” just like a fruit picker or seamstress. “But when we’re talking about adult, consensual sex work- it doesn’t have anything to do with force or coercion,” Thompson affirms. When adequate safety measures are in place, Bruce adds “sex work can be an affirming and empowering choice” for some individuals.
The Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center mourns the eight people whose lives were tragically cut short in acts of violence in three Georgia massage businesses last night.
The Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center strongly supports S. 00674 (Ramos) and A. 00459 (Gottfried), the Survivors of Trafficking Attaining Relief Together (START) Act and urges its passage by the New York State Legislature.